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Suitcase Fusion 4 for Macintosh
Release Notes

Current version: 15.0.6

For System Requirements, please click here.

A note about Mountain Lion support

Suitcase Fusion 4 v15.0.3 or later is compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Update your Suitcase Fusion installation before you upgrade to Mountain Lion.

Plug-ins: Supported Applications

Suitcase Fusion 4 includes Auto-Activation plug-in and Extensis Font Panel support for the following applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator CS5, CS5.1 (included in Creative Suite 5.5), and CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CS5, CS5.5, and CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5.1, and CS6 (Photoshop CS6 v13.0.1 or later with Suitcase Fusion 4 v15.0.3 or later)

Suitcase Fusion 4 includes Auto-Activation plug-in support for the following applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator CS3 and CS4
  • Adobe InCopy CS4, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CS3 and CS4
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • QuarkXPress 7, 8, 9

What’s new in Suitcase Fusion 4

What’s new in 15.0.6

This release addresses plug-in related issues.

What’s new in 15.0.5

This release addresses an issue that caused fonts to be unavailable to the Extensis auto-activation plug-ins and font panels in Adobe applications. For more information, see this Knowledgebase article.

What’s new in 15.0.4

This release includes updates and bug fixes related to auto-activation plug-ins.

What’s new in 15.0.3

  • Auto-Activation plug-in and Extensis Font Panel for Photoshop CS6 (v13.0.1 or later)
  • Support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

What’s new in 15.0.2

This version includes an update to accommodate recent changes in Google Web Fonts, and a fix in the Photoshop auto-activation plug-in.

What’s new in 15.0.1

We added support for Adobe Creative Suite 6 in the Font Panels and auto-activation plug-ins.

What’s new in 15.0.0

Extensis Font Panel for Adobe Creative Suite 5 and 5.5 applications

The Extensis Font Panel allows you to access all of your Fusion font libraries directly in Adobe InDesign CS5/5.5, Illustrator CS5/5.1, and Photoshop CS5/5.1. Selecting and activating fonts is a snap when you’re using the Extensis Font Panel directly in your favorite design applications.

As an added bonus, WebINK customers can use the Extensis Font Panel in Photoshop CS5/5.1 to create design comps and client previews using their favorite WebINK fonts. For details or to sign up for a free WebINK account, check out the WebINK website.

New Adobe InCopy plug-in

We have added an auto-activation plug-in for Adobe InCopy CS4, CS5, and CS5.5. Now you can be sure that the InDesign documents that you share will be displayed with the same fonts everywhere. You won’t need to worry about inconsistent copyfitting or incorrect pagination.

Add color to Previews

You can now set the font and background colors used in the Previews pane. Test color combinations, use them in floating previews, and grab a Font Snapshot.

Easier set creation

Grouping fonts into sets is as easy as selecting some fonts then clicking a menu item.

Favorite fonts

Mark fonts as favorites and easily find them when you need them. Use them to search fonts and create smart sets. You can even identify your favorite WebINK fonts.

Focus on the view you prefer

Hide either the Previews or the Fonts so you can see more of what you need to see. Quickly switch between showing one, the other, or both lists if you need to.

Menu font names

PostScript font names are descriptive and useful, but they aren’t always easy to understand. Suitcase Fusion 4 shows you PostScript names, and it also shows the font names as they appear in the menus of most of your apps. So now you’ll know that HelveticaNeueLTStd-LtIt is better known as “Helvetica Neue LT Std 46 Light Italic.”

Customizable toolbar

We’ve added more common functions to the toolbar and made it easy to customize which ones are shown.

Fixed Issues

Fixed in 15.0.6

  • Fixed an issue where Photoshop files with many smart objects would take a long time to open. [44154, TS1407]
  • Fixed an issue where Photoshop would crash when saving a document. [44436]
  • Fixed an issue where CS4 applications with auto-activation plug-ins installed could quit while starting. [44440]
  • Fixed an issue where Photoshop could crash sporadically. [44441]
  • Fixed an issue under OS X 10.8 where scrolling through font previews while fonts are being added could yield “Font Unavailable” or “OS Activation” errors. [44456]
  • Fixed an issue where some Illustrator plug-in dialogs would not display. [44574, TS1503]

Fixed in 15.0.4

  • Fixed an issue where Photoshop could crash if the auto-activation plugin option “Enable Font Sense support” is disabled. [43951]
  • Fixed an issue on OS X 10.8 where Suitcase might crash if a font being previewed did not have an ellipsis character. [43954]
  • Fixed an issue where the auto-activation plugin for Adobe Photoshop could cause Photoshop to crash when launched. [43955]
  • Fixed an issue where the auto-activation plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS6 could cause Photoshop to crash if a modal dialog was open. [43956]
  • Fixed an issue with OS X 10.8 where crash information would not be sent to Extensis. [43973]
  • Fixed an issue where Photoshop CS4 could crash with the auto-activation plugin enabled after updating to OS X 10.7.5. [44001, TS1384]

Fixed in 15.0.3

  • Fixed an issue where FontSense data was not added to EPS files saved from Adobe Illustrator CS6. [43741]
  • Fixed an issue where the auto-activation plugin for Adobe Illustrator would write extraneous data to AI and EPS files. [43918]

Fixed in 15.0.2

  • Fixed an issue where Photoshop would take a long time to open documents with text in Smart Objects. [ID 43759, TS1318]

Fixed in 15.0.0

  • Corrected error messages that refer to the Suitcase Fusion Core Preference Pane. [ID 42294, TS1145]
  • Fixed an issue where design applications that had open documents with auto-activated fonts would lock up if the computer went to sleep. [ID 43117, TS1149]
  • Fixed an issue where copying a glyph from the Glyph palette would cause a permanently active font to become temporarily active. NOTE: Copying a glyph will cause an inactive font to become temporarily active in anticipation of pasting the copied glyph. Fonts that are permanently active will remain in that state. [ID 43373, TS1233]
  • Fixed an issue where File > Clean Font Caches did not clean application caches. [ID 43484, TS1040]

Known Issues

  • A bug in TextEdit on OS X 10.7 Lion causes auto-activation to fail in that application. [ID 43677]
  • Changes to text color in the Preview pane are not reflected in print. (Text prints as black.) [ID 43360]
  • If you edit a Font Digest that includes WebINK fonts within Adobe InDesign while you are logged out of WebINK, all WebINK fonts are removed from the Digest. [ID 43514]
  • On OS X 10.7 Lion, QuarkXPress will always ask you to save files when the auto-activation plug-in is enabled, even if the document has not been changed. [TS 1278]

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Minimum OS version: 10.6.8